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By Colin A. Whiteman

this can be a certain, well timed and interesting textual content with broad ranging geographical assurance. The textual content brings jointly, for the 1st time, information regarding an unlimited array of dangers linked to ice and snow, spanning either popular phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the fewer commonplace (e.g. river ice jams and ice storms) utilizing, in lots of circumstances, fabric which is never visible open air complicated educational learn books and journals. the variety of ice-related risks might be brought and the importance of the present worldwide warming context mentioned. large actual types of glacial, periglacial and atmospheric chilly environments are offered to supply a systematic context for dialogue of the human problems with probability, vulnerability influence and mitigation.

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  • Wide ranging geographical assurance (the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Antarctic & Europe)
  • Localised dangers (avalanches, lifestyles storms, landslides) contrasted to these with wider attaining results (arctic ice loss, ice sheet retreat and extensive unfold permafrost decay)
  • Includes the most recent advancements within the box
  • Each bankruptcy comprises dangers evaluation, summery, conclusions, power initiatives workout and key references
  • Includes a supplementary site with figures from the textual content and extra references
  • Each bankruptcy encompasses a dangers evaluate, precis, conclusions, power tasks workout and key references

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